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The ROUS Foundation

Caplin Rous 2007/07/10 – 2011/01/04

Capybaras are delicate animals, much more so than you would expect from such large creatures, especially given that they are rodents. Continue reading to find out how you can help keep them healthy and happy in captivity. Continue reading “The ROUS Foundation” »

I Have a Pool

The only pool I need

Mudskipper Post:

Something has happened to our yard. I haven’t decided if I like it or not. It was all MelT’s idea, I would never have agreed to it if she’d asked me. Of course, she didn’t. She never wants my opinion. The thing that happened is that my well-loved wading pool has been replaced by a huge hole in the ground that swallows unwary capybaras! I’ll tell you all about it.

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When Gari Was Three

A nose by any other name…

Melanie’s Post:

This post commemorates the third year of the life of Garibaldi Rous, World’s Silliest Capybara. I think you can see that he earned that title by looking at the photo above. Gari the Clown whose superpower was rolling, and rolling, and rolling.

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when Gari Was Two

A loveable nose

Melanie’s Post:

I always said that Caplin was dignified and Garibaldi was a clown. The photo above demonstrates that. He was never the staid, thoughtful, discerning capybara that Caplin was, and he never strove for it. Gari, the Capybara Clown.

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If Gari Were Eight

Garibaldi Rous

Melanie’s post:

Today would have been Garibaldi (Gari) Rous’ eighth birthday. It’s a day to take some time to remember him. For those of you who weren’t following the blog then, I hope you will look back to the posts between Jan. 2011 through Feb. 2014, the short time that Gari lived with me.

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Skipper and Water

Melanie’s post:

Capybara family in Venezuela

Mudskipper has had a strange relationship with water, especially considering that she is a semi-aquatic rodent with a semi-aquatic name. In fact, capybaras should love water from the day they are born. From the photo above, you can see that, in the wild, even tiny newborn capybaras go swimming in caiman infested waters. Not to mention anacondas. So how about Mudskipper?

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